Welcome and Blessings!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's Crunch Time!!!

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(This Tazmanian Devil is a picture of me today!)


Okay, so this week didn't go as planned!

Does it ever with seven little hearts beating at different beats and twelve pairs of feet all running in different directions?

It's funny, because while I finished tweaking and vacuuming my children's rooms, the younger 3 (everyone but baby) worked on making my living room a mess! So I had to clean that room all over AGAIN!!! Yes, my 5, 4, & 2-year-old helped to undo all my work yesterday! OH MY!!! What a day, what a day! (And as I am writing...someone just dumped out the container of miscellaneous items all over the living room floor that I was planning to put away today! THERE's not time like the present!)

Today is finishing and tweaking day! I will be vacuuming, scrubbing, and making sure everything is just right for the comfort of my MIL & FIL. No, things WON'T be perfect, but comfortable. I am not trying to make my house look like a museum, just a clean and inviting place for guests!

I am a little stressed, but if I work things right everything will be done rather quickly and if I have trouble with any certain things, I may just have to put them away for now.

Here is what my day looks like:

  • Get Laundry going (guest room sheets first)
  • Get Dryer going
  • Get Dishwasher going
  • Wash Guest Room Sheets
  • Clean Guest Room
  • Clean Master Bedroom (will take no time!)
  • Vacuum all Cleaned Rooms (kid's rooms already vacuumed)
  • Clean Bathrooms
  • Scrub Sinks, tub, & Showers
  • Sweep & Mop Bathroom
  • Clear off tables throughout house
  • Vacuum floors
  • Clear off ALL surfaces possible
  • Fold Clothes
  • Put away clothes
  • Fold clothes in dryer & put away
  • Reboot laundry
  • Wash dishes (if dishwasher done or not ready)
  • Prepare Supper
  • Clear kitchen counters (did this yesterday, tweaking)
  • Sweep & spot mop kitchen (done yesterday, tweaking)

Can't wait to have a clean HOUSE!!! We will see how long it lasts!

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Do you notice that there seven little people? They are my cheerleaders!

Blessings!

Heather



5 comments:

BellaMama said...

Blessings dear sis, blessings dear super-mom!!
(Now turn off the computer!) LOL

His Tender Mercies said...

You surely have alot to do! I'm the same way when I have out of town family staying at my home. I stress out and run around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to clean. The funny things is by the second day they're here it's a hug mess again : )

MrsMomma said...

Heather, I noticed from your previous post that you wanted someone to help you keep accountable with your zones, etc. I'll tell you what has helped me. I've got my Daily Schedule blogged and I just check each item off when completed. I do it Monday - Friday and clear it off each week. Also, by checking off each to do list on my Monday Meanderings I stay accountable, too. Come visit my site if you want to take a peek. I've also got a post on where to get the little check marks I use.

Blessings!
-another Heather

MAMA said...

YUP...HAPPENS HERE ALL THE TIME!! hAVE A GREAT DAY!! DON'T FORGET THAT YOUR INLAWS NOTICED YOU HAVE 7 CHILDREN SO THEY'LL PROBABLY NOT BE EXPECTING THINGS TO BE PERFECT!!
BESIDES IT'S GOOD FOR US TO BE HUMBLED:):)

Tiany said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing? You are one busy bee thats 4 sure!